His name is Maaz, a Syrian guy currently resides in Ras al Khaimah, UAE. He and his partner operates a Syrian restaurant since 6 years ago. We had a brief chat and he shared his disappointment on the current situation in his home country.
By the way, shawarma is sandwich-like wrap of shaved lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, or a mixture thereof. The meat is placed on a spit, and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shawarma is a fast-food staple across the Middle East (info from Wikipedia).